Removing axle on late 1940's early 1950's Phillips child's trike


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Lots of sentimental value - goes back through three, potentially four generations. Seemed a good idea to really renovate it when retrieved from the barn, but having second thoughts now, perhaps enough to get it back to working order? Anyway, if I was to proceed to renovation I would have to remove the axle completely but that is easier said than done. The end with the bolt is the driving side but I can't see any way to remove the freewheel and the axle itself seems firmly fixed between the two bearings. Is there some sort of trick to this?!



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Is the length of the axle on the outside of the bearing shorter or longer than the space between the freewheel and inside the bearing?

Remove the remaining wheel.
Slide the axle through. Left to right as viewed in the picture.
Slide the other end out, going back on yourself, whilst keeping the axle clear.

What are the two bolts, visible on the right, holding in place. And is there similar on the other end?
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